• Short Summary

    LOW CLOUD WITH POOR VISIBILITY PLAYED HAVOC WITH THE FLYING DISPLAY ON THE OPENING DAY OF THE SOCIETY OF BRITISH AIRCRAFT CONSTRUCTIONS 22ND AIR SHOW AT FARNBOROUGH, HAMPSHIRE, SEPT 4.

  • Description

    LOW CLOUD WITH POOR VISIBILITY PLAYED HAVOC WITH THE FLYING DISPLAY ON THE OPENING DAY OF THE SOCIETY OF BRITISH AIRCRAFT CONSTRUCTIONS 22ND AIR SHOW AT FARNBOROUGH, HAMPSHIRE, SEPT 4. THE ROYAL AIR FORCE CANCELLED THEIR DISPLAY; THE OTHER TWO SERVICES CURTAILED THEIR PROGRAMMES AND A NUMBER OF OTHER AIRCRAFT REMAINED ON THE GROUND.

    WITH MR. DENIS TAYLOR, SHORT BROTHERS AND HARLAND'S CHIEF TEST PILOT AT THE CONTROLS, THE SHORT SC I VERTICLE TAKE-OFF AND LANDING RESEARCH AIRCRAFT DEMONSTRATED THE FULL CYCLE OF TRANSITION FROM JET-BORNE HOVERING TO CONVENTIONAL WING-BORNE FLIGHT.

    AN IMPRESSIVE HELICOPTER DISPLAY INCLUDED THE TOWING OF AN UNUSUAL "TRAIN" OF VEHICLES WITH AN AGGREGATE WEIGHT OF 45 TONS. A GNOME-ENGINED WHIRLWIND HELICOPTER BUT DOWN A ROYAL MARINES FIELD CAR ON THE FIRST OF TWO TRAILERS IN THE "TRAIN."
    DURING THE OPENING DAY'S DISPLAY THE ROYAL NAVY GAVE THE FIRST PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION OF A NEW ARRESTER GEAR FOR EMERGENCY USE ON RUNWAYS. IT CONSISTS OF A WIRE STRETCHED ACROSS THE RUNWAY WHICH CAN BE ENGAGED BY A NAVAL AIRCRAFT'S NORMAL ARRESTER HOOK. A SCIMITAR AIRCRAFT SHOWED ITS EFFECTIVENESS.

    SOME OF THE AIRCRAFT AT THE SHOW WENT THROUGH THEIR RACES FOR THE CAMERA A DAY BEFORE THE SHOWED OPENED. THESE INCLUDED THE BEAGLE B206 A 5/7 SEAT AIR LIMOUSINE. IT HAS A SPACIOUS CABIN AND IS MADE IN FIVE VERSIONS. THE B206 HAS A RANGE OF 1,000 MILES AND A CRUISING SPEED OF 200 MPH. FROM THE SAME COMPANY WAS THE BEAGLE A109 AIREDALE, A FOUR-SEAT, SINGLE-ENGINED BUSINESS AND TOURING AEROPLANE DESIGNED ON MOTOR-CAR LINES TO FLY UP TO 1,000 MILES AT 140 MPH. TWO JET PROVOST TRAINERS AND A HIGH-SPEED LIGHTNING JOINED IN THE FLYING PREVIEW.

    A FORERUNNER OF A BRITISH SUPERSONIC AIRLINER WAS SHOWN BY THE HANDLEY PAGE 115, A SINGLE-SEAT RESEARCH AIRCRAFT. A LENGTH OF 25 FT AND A SPAN OF ONLY 20FT, THE 115 HAS THE SLENDEREST DELTA WING CONFIGURATION IN THE WORLD. IT WILL BE USED TO STUDY THE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS, STABILITY AND CONTROL TO BE EXPECTED FROM VERY HIGH SPEED AIRCRAFT AND ALSO AT THE DOW SPEEDS NECESSARY DURING TAKE-OFF, APPROACH AND LANDING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAFPOHK9BORL33EEBJH2MOCZUN
    Media URN:
    VLVAFPOHK9BORL33EEBJH2MOCZUN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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